A custom profile defines a specific configuration of an object instance. With profiles, you can determine how many instances of that object can fit in your environment, depending on the capacity available and the configuration of that object instance.

How Custom Profiles Work

As with default profiles, custom profiles define metrics configurations for an object. You can create as many custom profiles as you need for an object type. For example, you might create one custom profile for a virtual machine that has a memory demand model of 2 GB. You create another custom profile that has a memory demand model of 4 GB.

vRealize Operations uses custom profiles of virtual machines to calculate the number of virtual machines that can fit in your environment. The number of virtual machines is based on the capacity allocation and demand defined in the profile.

Where You Find Custom Profiles

In the left menu, click Configure > Custom VM Profiles.

Table 1. Custom Profiles Options
Option Description
Toolbar options

In the toolbar click Add to add a custom profile for a specific object type. Click the Vertical Ellipses against a profile to perform the following actions:

  • Edit. Modify the selected profile.
  • Delete. Remove the selected profile.
Filtering options

Filter the list to display profiles that match the filter you create. You can sort by name, description, object type, or adapter type. Or, enter filter text in the Quick filter text box.

Profile Details tab

Displays the name, description, adapter, object type, and metrics applied to the custom profile.